Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been praised by his manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, ahead of Manchester United’s game against Brighton.
Back in summer 2019, Manchester United went big and signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka in a £50million deal. Nicknamed ‘The Spider’, the former Crystal Palace man has cemented himself as one of the best full-backs in the country.
Defensively, particularly in the one-on-one situation, he’s the league’s leader, just ask Raheem Sterling. The question mark surrounding Wan-Bissaka has always been in the final third. I think it’s fair to say he’s, slowly but surely, improving in that department.
This season he’s scored a couple of goals while we’re seeing him play more menacing balls into the penalty area, too. That improvement hasn’t gone unnoticed by the manager, with Solskjaer heaping the praise on the United star who continues to get better.
Check out what Ole had to say about Wan-Bissaka’s improvement here:
“I think he’s done remarkably well and his improvement has been there for everyone to see,” the United boss told the media, including FourFourTwo.
“He’s still defensively as solid, one against one he’s still great, but what I like is that he contributes more and more going forward as well, creating chances, joining in, but it’s still very early in his full-back career.
“I still think we’ll see a lot of improvement from Aaron.
“You do see it in training and on the pitch as well, I think that’s for everyone to see.”
Sure, Wan-Bissaka may never be as lethal as say, Trent Alexander-Arnold in the attacking department. However, his primary job is to defend and he’s a big reason why we’re in the position we are in the table.
As the gaffer says, he’s getting better week-in-week-out and Wan-Bissaka is still young. He’s 23 and still learning his trade which is easy to forget as there is huge pressure playing for United.
It also helps when you have someone like Luke Shaw on the opposite flank. He’s more than happy having much of the attacking burden on his shoulders which allows Wan-Bissaka to do what he does best.
I still think we’ll see an ever better Wan-Bissaka in 2021/22 when, hopefully, United go out and sign a top-class right-winger, offering our right-back some consistency in front of him. Let’s be honest, he’s playing with a different player ahead of him game-in-game-out and it’s hard to build long-term partnerships when that’s happening.
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